Jan 17, 2013 12:00am PST
the difference of one single person can make in our world. she encourages the women of liberia to organize and fight for peace. that was the most important factor in the remarkable rise of backer's first female head of state. when she joined us back then to discuss her book, we had no idea that 48 hours after that conversation, she would go on to be awarded the nobel peace prize. let me start with this " on the back of the book. "she helped bring liberia out of the dark. her memoir is a captivating near to that will stand as testament to the power of women, face, and the spirit of our great country. it is written by the first woman president of liberia. i was honored to have the president's on the program. i asked her a question about what being a woman did for her, however challenge her in becoming the first woman president of liberia. i would not have been able to speak out in the manner i did. the forceful positions i took, i think came from the fact that as a woman i felt i could speak. there is no way she would become president of women like you do not pave the way for that to happen.
Jan 17, 2013 7:00am EST
and liberia. an issue for nigeria, in the north of the country they have been fighting against an islamist insurgency for the past few months. it's been a very difficult fight. they say that has given them relevant experience. what's clear is this conflict in mali is becoming international. >> that was from the north of nigeria. our security correspondent is with me now. gordon, we erred from the japanese prime minister earlier talking about all the things that he wants done. there are crisis meetings going on all over the planet. what options do leaders have? >> very few good options. this is one of the most complicated hostage crises you can imagine. an incredibly remote location in algeria, a gas facility, heavily armed militants have been pretty good weaponry and potentially having explosives around or even .n some of the hostages, apar and you have britain, norway, japan, america, algeria, all these countries trying to negotiate a response. the algerian is likely will be in the lead, because they are the ones on the ground. it is a fluid situation. things have been going on even today